The Kitty Hawk
Diners in London are being treated to a brand new culinary experience as The Kitty Hawk has opened its doors to the public. Part of a multi-million pound development at River Plate House in South Place London, the restaurant caters to the tastes of food lovers around the clock thanks to a ‘Department Store of Dining’ concept.
Departments include a bar and kitchen area for all day drinking and dining from 7am to midnight, an elegant grill restaurant, cocktail bar, private dining room and a speciality coffee bar & patisserie, that evolves at night into an intimate wine bar for private hire. The aim is for each individual area to provide diners with a different experience.
Taking inspiration from the heritage of London and New York City glamour, the stunning interiors have been brought to life by renowned designer Russell Sage. The space incorporates exposed timber and concrete, blackened steel, copper, marble and beautifully hand-stitched leather seating. The design is versatile and aimed at capturing the imagination of its guests.
The Kitty Hawk and its ‘Department Store of Dining’ concept are all about offering customers a versatile experience that allows and encourages them to discover new tastes. The set up and flexibility of the layout means The Kitty Hawk is just as suitable for mobile working as it is for meeting up with colleagues out of the office for a drink. Delicious flatbreads are freshly made in the fire dome oven in front of diners overlooking the kitchen.
A more refined experience is provided in a luxurious downstairs restaurant with private dining areas perfect for special occasions and business meetings. Breakfast and lunch is served by the coffee bar & patisserie to eat in or take away with freshly-baked cakes and pastries made in house. An example of the flexibility mentioned before will be demonstrated by the fact that, in the evenings, this space is transformed into a wine bar for private hire and more intimate drinking.
The Kitty Hawk has been curated with a meticulous attention to detail that spans every aspect and is a unique all-day dining experience for the city of London. Ingredients are sourced locally whilst the wine menu alternates depending on which area of the restaurant you are in.
The venture is the first from the Wright & Bell group. Jayne Baker, The Kitty Hawk’s Managing Director, commented:
“Wright & Bell is influenced by the great inventors of our past, Sir Alexander Graham Bell and the Wright Brothers, who dared to dream, and taught the world to fly. We are the creators and architects of “The Department Stores of Dining”, bringing together a dynamic mix of drinking, dining, working and retail experiences. Following The Kitty Hawk, we plan to develop six venues across the City of London and the West End, to bring a new elegance to the London Market.”
UHS voted ‘the best furniture supplier in the hospitality industry’. The company continually inspires, creates, and finds imaginative and beautiful furniture solutions for restaurants, bars, and hotels.
UHS’ based in the UK and Europe with a global presence has resulted in UHS creating the finest, specific craftsmanship and design of furniture for the hospitality sector.
Most recently, UHS worked with Russell Sage on Kitty Hawk.
Marketing Director Dan Gillmore said: “UHS have spent a lot of creative time with Russell Sage and the team to come up with an awesome selection of furniture to fit the theme at Kitty Hawk. The completed project will be a statement for the Wright and Bell brand.”